Council Meeting Outcomes – 16 February 2021


  • In support of the LGBTIQA+ community requests the Chief Executive to prepare a report that considers the establishment of an LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee of Council and requests that a report be presented back to Council for consideration in its 2021/2022 budgeting that provides for: a) the terms of reference, b) membership composition, c) timeline, d) budget allocation requirement and other governance details relating to the functioning of the advisory committee so as to allow Council to undertake it’s due diligence in it’s establishment.
  • Awarded HEPBU.RFT2020.73 Wheelers Bridge Civil Design Services –  Approved per officer recommendation.
  • Approved the officer recommendation for the 2020/2021 Community Infrastructure Stimulus Round 2 Program Trentham Sports Ground Pavilion with Council submitting a funding application for $2.06M to assist in funding of a new pavilion at Trentham Sports Ground.
  • Noted the Hepburn Hub at the Rex Project February Update as per officer recommendation
  • Approved the meeting minutes of the Community Asset Committees as per officer recommendation.
  • Approved the disbanding of the current White Ribbon Committee,  approved the formation of the Gender Equity Committee;  appointed Cr Lesley Hewitt to the Committee as the Councillor representative on the Committee and to act as chair of the Committee; and noted that a public expression of interest process will be undertaken to nominate members and appoint members at a subsequent meeting of Council.
  • Appointed Cr Halliday to be the Councillor representative on the Hepburn Shire Health and Wellbeing Working Group that will work closely with a number of external agencies, especially on the development of our Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-25.
  • Adopted the meeting minutes of Advisory Committees minus the Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Committee which will be held over until March Council Meeting.
  • Approved the Community Safety Report
  • Approved the Annual Plan 2020/21 Quarter 2 Update
  • Adopted the recommendations from the Audit and Risk Committee Meeting held on 21/12/2020 including an additional point of  appointing independent committee member Mr Trevor Shard as the Audit and Risk Committee Chairperson for the 2021 calendar year, and thank him for his services for his services as Chairperson during 2020
  • Received and noted the records of Councillor attendance.
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